ed or e?

can someone explain in which cases to use "ed" or "e" (and) please

January 4, 2015


ed is used when the word after "e"(and) would start with vowel...
For example:
"e"questa cosa - and this thing( q is a consonant so u must use e)
"ed "una cosa - and one thing( una starts with vowel"u" so we use ed instead of e)

January 4, 2015

I believe it is the same for "a" and "ad", ad esempio : stare a casa tutto il giorno ad aspettare il telefono non è fantastico.

January 4, 2015

Yes, that is correct!

January 4, 2015

According to Duolingo:

"There are two words for and in Italian: e and ed. Replacing the more common e with ed is greatly dictated by personal preference. A rule of thumb: use ed when the surrounding vowels are the same, for example:

scimmie ed elefante"

January 5, 2015

As a native speaker, I strongly support this statement rather than the previous ones. In school we learned e/a + consonant or ed/ad + vowel, but stylistically 'ed una cosa' sounds much worse than 'e una cosa', especially when speaking

January 7, 2015
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